ppserver(1) manual page for Parallel Python Network Server


ppserver [-hda] [-i interface] [-b broadcast] [-p port] [-w nworkers] [-s secret] [-t seconds]


Parallel Python Network Server


this help message
enable auto-discovery service
restart worker process after each task completion
-n <proto>
protocol number for pickle module
-c <path>
path to config file
-i <interface>
interface to listen
-b <broadcast>
broadcast address for auto-discovery service
-p <port>
port to listen
-w <nworkers>
number of workers to start
-s <secret>
secret for authentication
-t <seconds>
timeout to exit if no connections with clients exist
-k <seconds>
socket timeout in seconds which is also the maximum time a remote job could be executed. Increase this value if you have long running jobs or decrease if connectivity to remote ppservers is often lost.
-P pid_file
file to write PID to

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Due to the security concerns it is highly recommended to run ppserver.py with an non-trivial secret key (-s command line argument) which should be paired with the matching secret keyword of PP Server class constructor. An alternative way to set a secret key is by assigning pp_secret variable in the configuration file .pythonrc.py which should be located in the user home directory (please make this file readable and writable only by user). The secret key set in .pythonrc.py could be overridden by command line argument (for ppserver.py) and secret keyword (for PP Server class constructor).


This manual page was written by Sandro Tosi <[email protected]>, and Vitalii Vanovschi [email protected]